Ryan Reynolds is a household name now, thanks especially to his performance in the blockbuster movie “Dead Pool”. Even though Green Lantern was not a hit as was expected, he proved his superhero mettle in Dead Pool and carried off dark humor with panache. Here are a few lesser known facts about this Canadian actor:
1. Fear of Skydiving
After experiencing a near death incident while skydiving, Ryan has developed a fear towards it. He has never tried to do it again.
2. Trauma During a Motorcycle Trip
While on a road trip on his motorcycle, Ryan stopped at the side of the road to relieve himself. Unfortunately for him, he jumped into a ditch, right onto a dead horse. He was left traumatized and he says that he just “wanted my legs cut off”.
3. Biker Dude
He loves to ride his motorcycle and is an avid biker. During an interview, he mentioned that riding a motorcycle works like meditation for him. It helps him clear his head.
4. Family Background
Ryan Reynolds had three elder brothers, out of which two are in the police force.
5. Trials Considered Fun
Back when Reynolds and his friend Chris William Martin moved to LA, they were staying in a local motel. This is when someone vandalised his jeep. However, Reynolds took it in the stride and says that he had fun driving around that Jeep with no doors for over 4 months.
6. First Kiss
Ryan Reynolds had his very first kiss behind a dumpster near his school. Hard to believe, huh?
7. Tribulations of Youth
It would be ironic to note that this successful actor had actually failed in one of his high school subjects and that is none other than – Drama!
8. For a Cause
After his dad was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, he ran in the New Year City Marathon in 2008, to create awareness and raise funds for the research and treatment of the disease.
9. First Date with Blake Lively
Reynolds admits that his first date with Blake Lively was awkward to say the least. They were on a double date and things were not exactly going as planned.
10. A Die-Hard Romantic
He got married to Blake Lively at the location of the famous movie “The Notebook”. That is just too romantic for words!